Monday, January 29, 2018

Burning Down the House

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to The Duplex Cabaret Theatre where Joshua H. Cohen and I debuted some new songs from out musical Burned.

We were honored to be a part of The Duplex's new composers series, In the Works. It was great to share the stage with songs from Patricia Noonan and Sean Mahoney's new musical Sweetwater, as well as the duo Pretty Sad White Girls (who are as funny as their name suggests).

Andrew Mayer did an excellent job not just singing in the duet "Think of Me" but also performing the song "Carry the Light" which he had only learned that day! We had originally planned a different number, but had to drop it due to an ill singer. Andrew more than carried the song, though.

Owen Beans, who sang the part of Bob at an earlier presentation in Golden Fleece's Square One Series, sang Bob again. This time, in addition to singing in "Think of Me" he delivered the act-one closer "Angel of Fire" (which included some back-up vocals by yours truly). Erin Leigh Peck sang the part of Cecilia in the comic number "Amicus Brief" to much acclaim.

Andrew David Sotomayor did a great job hosting the evening, which was put together by Honeck-Moss Productions. This was my first time meeting Thomas Honeck and Lisa Moss, but they're a wonderful duo. If you're interested, they're putting together another cabaret night at the Duplex this Thursday called RELATIONSH!T. It features a song by Josh (not from Burned).

I'll definitely be there. Will you?